Removed: toolchain

Mon Mar 21 19:12:00 GMT 2016

On 3/17/16, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
> The old (i686-pc-mingw32) toolchain has been removed from the
> Cygwin distribution.  It was unmaintained (both upstream and downstream)
> and limited to 32-bit support.
> Users who wish to cross-compile for native Windows should use the
> mingw64-* ({i686,x86_64}-w64-mingw32) toolchains instead.

I'd like to cross-compile to native Windows 32 bit executables.  So
I'd install mingw64-i686-gcc-core even tho it says "GCC for Win64
toolchain" - correct?

And then ./configure  --host=i686-w64-mingw32
or use some other host value?

nit-picky, but should the FAQ be updated to remove "mingw-gcc"?

6.13 How do I compile a Win32 executable that doesn't use Cygwin?
The compilers provided by the mingw-gcc, mingw64-i686-gcc, and
mingw64-x86_64-gcc packages link against standard Microsoft DLLs
instead of Cygwin.


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